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10th February 2017 / Living / by Chia Sihan

What Your Valentine’s Gift Could Mean

Still in a panic trying to figure out 11th-hour presents for your beloved, who makes gift-buying practically a high-risk expedition that may or may not pay off? 

Pause the aimless browsing, and take a chance with our shortlist. We make a tongue-in-cheek guess with the songs that might be secretly running through the head of your gift’s recipient. 

For the sweet toothed

What you’re singing: “Vision of Love“ 

Where to get: Packed with lychees and raspberries, and topped with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, this luscious cream cheese cake is the perfect treat for a berry good celebration. This also says, “I know sweets have a special place in your heart, so throw eat clean out for the day, and eat up.” Order “Love Actually”, $58.90 (last online order on 15 February, 3 days in advance) at https://www.catandthefiddle.com.

Dining in Style

What you’re singing: “That’s The Way Love Goes”

Where to get: Just off the fringe of the city’s hustle and bustle sits the majestic Goodwood Park Hotel. For a quiet night out, reserve a spot at Gordon Grill for their luxurious Valentine’s Day Sharing Plates Set Dinner. Take the chance to slow down, and bond over delectables such as smoked salmon tartare, lobster chowder, Angus beef, and more. Available on 11, 12 and 14 February 2017, call 6730 1744 or email gordon_grill@goodwoodparkhotel.com to make a booking.

Get A Fashion Hit 

What you’re singing: “Wake me up, before you go”

Where to get: For the discerning fashion collector in your life. Designed by Italian fashion personality Chiara Ferragni, this pair of cool-chic low sneakers instantly jazzes up a tee and jeans combo, or any outfit for that matter. Perfect for long days when you don’t want to think too much about wardrobe. Available at Robinsons The Heeren.

Fun in the backyard

What you’re singing: “Love Will Keep Us Together.”

Where to get: Escape to an urban oasis at Park Hotel Alexandra, just a stone’s throw away from the lush greenery at The Southern Ridges. From 10-14 February, the hotel is offering a staycation package at $288++ per night, which includes late checkout, complimentary breakfast, and a dinner of fine roasts at The Carvery, which comes with a special dessert on 14 Feb. Book now at http://www.parkhotelgroup.com/alexandra

Hop on a plane

What you’re singing: “Come Fly With Me”

Where to get: Check out the flight and hotel packages from Tiger Airways or Expedia for last-minute surprise getaways.

Keep the love shining

What you’re singing: “Crazy in Love”

Where to get: This is a surprisingly hard gift to get, especially if you’re not too sure of your partner’s taste in accessories. On the other hand, if you’re serious about making a princess out of her, there’s no better way than putting a ring on it to seal your fairytale. Cast in white and rose gold with diamonds, the Enchantine Wing Rings are bound to set her heart aflutter. Available at Goldheart stores and shop.goldheart.com

About the Writer

Chia Sihan

A story junkie by nature, this TFCS scribe thrives on uncovering the backstories of her interview subjects, whether they are heads of corporations or a working Mum caring for a child with a developmental disorder. She finds it a privilege to be privy to these personal experiences. Some of the publications she has written for include the Singapore Women’s Weekly, L’Officiel Singapore, and Harper’s Bazaar Junior. It is this genuine love for storytelling and collaboration that led her to kickstart her journey as a co-founder of The Fashion Collective Singapore. Now the chief storyteller at TFCS, she is particularly inspired by the personal journeys of TFCS Mentors, not to mention their dedication towards the refinement of their craft.

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